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THE ABBOT GATE
FIVE - YEAR - DIARY
June 5, 1939
One last word before I pass through the Abbot
Gate to return no more as a student. I have
recorded on your pages only a small part of all
I have come to know and love here at Abbot.
She has given to me keys which will open to me
the gates of the future. As some of these will
unlock the treasures of the mind, may you un-
lock the treasures of the memory. May your
pages make live again the joyous days spent
within the Abbot Gate.
And now, dear diary, I think I shall name you
and leave you as a record of the life of the
GlaAl off 1939
. . . and never will I forget Mrs. Gray who taught us
how to walk, stand, and sit; coached our -plays with
patience and love; and understood us and made us do
our best. Never a Chri
I wont think of
make us laugh and
So real a friend is
dedicate my diary
stmas will come that
her annual reading of
tmas Carol'' in the
How she could
cry all at once.
she— I think Til
to . . .
MRS. BERTHA MORGAN GRAY
THE MAPLE WALK
THE ABBOT FOOT-GATE
. . . today I suddenly realised with sorrow
that "Commencing' means leaving friends
among the "fCLCUUM as well as the stu-
dents . . . but by continuing to follow the in-
terests and ideals they have instilled in me
I plan to hold their friendship fast — al-
» » •
. . . at last . . . an invitation to Sunday night supper
with JVI16A <yH'6XZ ; l6£4^! . . . having openly envied
the Seniors this privilege during all my underclassman
years, it is now my turn . . . and
I do hope she reads J Al. % / f~ f f Wi nnie ther
Pooh"! . . . Some- | jw^^h'^B how Miss Hear-
■ Tf C ini Mil a
sey means quiet p J|l|^ v \ fl evenings, spark-
ling and produc- tWw^^^^i* five conversations,
an at-peace-with- % ;^§^ .» ** the-world feeling,
and a knowledge that I have in her
a wise and understanding friend who is interested and
anxious to help every girl whose life she touches. Her
friendly voice, her smile, her nearness to us all . . .
these qualities are Miss Hearsey . . . and it is Miss
Hearsey who makes Abbot seem almost like home . . .
MARGUERITE CAPEN HEARSEY
M. Dorothy Baker, M.R.S.T.
Jean Hope Baynes
Ruth Stephens Baker, A.B., M.A.
Hilda Ruby Baynes, B. es L.
Mary Carpenter, B.S.
Hope Coolidge, A.B., B.S.
Mrs. Eunice Murray Campbell, A.B.
Mary Elaine Dodge, A.B., B.H.S.
Mrs. Hannah Richmond Duncan, R.N.
History of Art
Pianoforte, Theory of Music
Mrs. Bertha Morgan Gray
Dramatic Interpretation, Spoken English
Marjorie Hill, A.B., M.A.
History, Office Assistant
Isabel Maxwell Hancock, A.B.
Walter Howe, B.M.
Choral Music, Pianoforte, Organ, Theory of
Octavia Whiting Mathews, A.B.
Assistant to the Principal
Painting, Modelling, Drawing
Laura Keziah Pettingell, A.B., M.A.
Problems of Democracy, Latin
Mrs. Jeanne Vical Miller, B.Ph.
Mrs. Roberta Gilmore Poland, A.B., M.A.
General Science, Physics, Mathematics
Rovvena Lincoln Rhodes
Physical Education Assistant
Gertrud Rath, A.B., M.A.
Assistant to the Principal
Winthrop Horton Richardson, A.B., B.D.
Assistant Financial Secretary
Helen Dunford Robinson, A.B.
Virginia Paine Rogers, A.B.
Catherine Jane Sullivan, A.B.
Laura Huntington Smith, A.B., M.A.
Margaret Snow, A.B.
Eleanor Morin Tucker, A.B., M.A.
Alice Curtiss Sweeney, A.B.
Director of Studies, English
Lucile Burdette Tuttle, A.B.
We greet them many times each day
But never really know
How much they see, how much they hear,
Or where they sometimes go!
. . in an unusually -pensive moodj thinking
how the bonds of our (^uldA&i may be the
bonds holding us longest to Abbot . . . the
class is the circle within which we movej
giving our most real and probably our most
lasting joys . . .
. . . never have been so scared in my life . . . horror of the un-
known; namely, roommate!. . complete awe of the lofty
seniors. . ambition five years hence. . .home is so far away
. . dumbfounded by so many new faces and names. . .first
Thanksgiving service . .what if we forget our verses?. . .
peeking through the rails at Prom... will our day ever
come? . . . final exams . . . old girl next year!
. . .class picnic — treasure hunt — Mary Elliot's barn. . .Miss
Comegys and Miss Jenks carrying on after the loss of Miss
Bailey. . .New England winter at its best. . .wedding bells
among the faculty. . .first floor — Juniors predominate —
walk away with song contest . . . Abbot opens her doors to
. . .the year we usher at the Prom! Haste thee, Avril and
bring with thee!. . .Miss Hancock arrives, sling and all,
accent included ... Miss Tucker initiated by an unruly
fourth floor. . .no snow. . . pray for no rain at Intervale
when our turn comes, after seeing the seniors float home. . .
April at last!. . Prom and wheedling dances from suddenly
hard-hearted upperclassmen . . .next year the whole world
will be ours! Ah men!
. . senior-mid year. . .very grown up, yet still able to enjoy
the new-girl-old-girl party and the Tin Man of Oz . . . Me-
morial Service to Miss Chickering. . .Christmas and Mrs.
Gray reading aloud in the McKeen rooms. . sleigh-ride to
the Kirkshire . . . March and our tea dance with the seniors —
prelude to the prom. . .Griffin Follies. . .such talents ex-
hibited!. . .prom — what bliss to be a senior-mid!
Left to Right:
Patricia Morriss, Charlotte Eaton
. Joan Wyatt, Elsie Williams
Mary O'Connell, Dorothy Barlow
Marilyn Menschik, Muriel Clark
Eleanor Cole, Annette Curran
Student Government Representatives
Eleanor Cole, Elsie Williams, Mary Carroll O'Connell, Mary Dickson, Joan
Wyatt, Muriel Clark, Gloria Caldarone, Janet Dwight, Marilyn Menschik,
Dorothy Barlow, Helen Barss, Patricia Morriss.
Betty Harris, Ruth Rathbone
Madeleine Grout, Dorothy Harvey
Joyce Curran, Jessie McCreery
Betty Killian, Peggy Rabling
Jane Davey, Barbara Hill
Student Government Representatives
Emily Mills, Dorothy White, Beverley Winslow, Martha Tyer, Virginia Smith-
ers, Miriam Calder, Ann Zeitung, Madeleine Grout, Julie Nelson, Bonney Wil-
son, Patsy Selden.
Margery Martin, Betsy Fowler, Jane Davey, Verniece Moody, Marjorie McClel-
lan, Betty Killian, Betty Harris, Margaret Stuart, Ethel Ann Bolton, Helen
Stott, Marjorie Dean.
Eleanor Rafton, Mary Ellen Finneran, Lucia Tuttle, Natalie Cregg, Barbara Hill,
Peggy Rabling, Ruth Rathbone, Dorothy Harvey, Jessie McCreery, Joyce Curran,
Peggy Prudden, Doris Jones
Beverly Brooks, Gloria Randolph
. . . . Sue Long, Joan Waugh
Sally Bradley, Peggy Prudden
Left to Right:
Joan Waugh, Dorothy Fiske
Student Government Representatives
Sue Long, Sally Bradley, Betty Hosford, Doris Jones, Peggy Prudden, Nancy
Whittier, Gloria Randolph, Joan Waugh.
Beverly Brooks, Dorothy Fiske, Mary Martin.
Jacqueline Proctor, Mary Howard
Shirley Hamilton, Jeanne Cowles
Sally Cole, Adeline Waterhouse
Priscilla Williams, Molly Chase
Joan Webster, Anne Rivinius
Student Government Representatives
Suzanne Chadwick, Winifred Wiglesworth, Andrea Warburg, Lee Burnett,
Elaine Dalrymple, Barbara Fowler, Betty Weaver, Jane Littauer.
Betty Ellis, Mary Spaulding, Eleanor Balcke, Amelia Shields, Nancy Harrison,
Barbara Brown, Phyllis Campbell, Marcia Colley.
Nancy Wilson, Margaret Meyer, Dorothy Schwiebert, Marie Bertram, Joan
Killian, Evelyn Gottschalk, Margit Hintz, Priscilla Williams, Nadene Nichols,
Carolyn Bittner, Margery Wick, Christine Robinson, Carolyn Cross, Ruth Poore.
Eleanor Knox, Phyllis Crocker, Marcia Wheeler, Frances Chandler, Danna Whit-
lock, Anne Schoepflin, Betty Moser, Mary Dean Naff, Marguerite Hall, Gertrude
Wind, Jane Wilson, Doris Sawyer, Ellen Spear.
Joan Carlson, Elizabeth Travis, Patricia Elliot, Kathryn Bixby, Anne Rivinius,
Adeline Waterhouse, Jeanne Cowles, Mary Howard, Jacqueline Proctor, Molly
Chase, Joan Webster, Dorothy Garry, Priscilla Russ, Sally Cole.
Gisela Bolten, Nancy Eccles, Shirley Hamilton, Rachel Whitney.
E. Martin, Treasurer; C. Parker, Secretary; L. Pierce, Vice-President, C. Skinner, President
Tune: Anchors Aweigh
Thirty-nine is marching on,
Banners on high,
We will swing along together,
Sing her praises forever and aye.
Our class we'll honor long,
Cherish memories true,
Bound by the bonds of friendship
We will e'er be true to Thirty-nine!
Ellen Wentworth Alden
3 Wentworth Court, Waterville, Maine
Giggles . . . fascinating dimples . ..innumerable
trips to Tabor. . .chubby cherub. . .giggles and
more giggles. . .Vice-President of A.A.A. . . .and,
what's more, a few more giggles.
Garden Party '38, Senior-Mid Plays '38, Student
Council '39, Vice-President Athletic Association
'39, Numerals '38, L.B.A. '39, Gargoyle Enter-
tainment '39, Prom Committee '39.
18028 Winslow Road, Shaker Heights, Cleveland,
Flora Stone Mather
Second Boake Carter . . . plus frog in the throat . . .
five-pound box of bobby pins . . . de luxe from
Shaker Heights. .. "Dear" Aunt Matthes ... per-
sonal rendering of "This Can't Be Love."
Senior Play '39, Philomatheia '39, Numerals '38,
Christmas Party '37, Gargoyle Hockey '38 '39,
Gargoyle Entertainment '39, Garden Party '38,
Gargoyle Entertainment Committee '39.
"Bo" " Bobo"
173 Lovell Road, Watertown
Our singing lady. . .hair-styles — varied and ultra
. . .continuous fun. . ."Sh! it's Sunday night". . .
Williams find a better gal!
Choir '36 '37 '38 '39, Fidelio '36 '37 '38 '39, Aeo-
lian '36 '37 '38 '39, Secretary Senior-Mid Class,
Secretary Gargoyles, Senior Picnic Committee '39,
Christmas Party '38 '39, Prom Committee '38,
Class Book Board, Gargoyle Entertainment Com-
mittee, Choir President '39.
Lucia Bayley Buchanan
5525 Dunmoyle Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Catching laugh . . . poetry . . . dimples . . .pageboy . . .
lantern. . .chasing posters abroad. . .guaranteed to
Senior-Mid Plays '38, Garden Party Committee
'39, Griffin Entertainment Committee '38, Draper
Dramatics '39, Entertainment Committee '39,
Advisory Board '39, Christmas Party '39, Odeon
'39, Head of Badminton '39, Senior Play '39,
Olive Irene Butler
159 Lowell Street, Andover
Tall, dark, need we say more? .. .eyes. . .good-
natured. . .smooth brother, McKeen 1 :15 daily. . .
"Gil"(lys) are in style this year.
Fidelio '36 '37 '38 '39, Odeon '37 '38 '39, Student
Government '37, Senior-Mid Play '38.
Frances Elizabeth Cross
11 Proctor Boulevard, Utica, New York
"Time(s)" marches on. . .silver-toned soprano. . .
ready, willing, and able if she's not engaged. . .
literary powers for Courant.
Choir '38 '39, Fidelio '38 '39, Hike Leader '39,
A.C.A. Advisory Board '38, Christmas Party '38,
Courant '38 '39, Secretary Student Government
'39, Business Manager Courant '39, Costume Com-
mittee Senior Play '39.
Mary Virginia Curtis
101 Federal Street, Salem
Eleanor Gascoigne Daniels
78 Chestnut Street, Andover
Long hair and lashes. . .passion for skiing. ..phe-
nomenal goalie in hockey .. .gorgeous red, hand-
knit sweater. . .perfect for wear as Fire Chief. . .
famous brother at Bowdoin.
Fire Chief '39, Varsity Hockey '38, Numerals '39,
Senior Play '39, Aeolian '39, Fidelio '39, Senior
Picnic Committee '39.
Quiet — until you know her. . .ski addict. ..sweet
...museum trips. . .rivals Leland in knitting
Nancy Elizabeth England
1 Ledgewood Road, Winchester
Carolyn Scoville Fisher
voice. . .dignity. .
University of Wisconsin
. wish for
ability. . .beauty,
nautical Abbot. .
President Junior Class '35, President Junior-Mid
Class "36, Choir '37 '38 '39, Fidelio '37 '38 '39,
A.D.S. Society "38 '39, Treasurer A.D.S. '38, '39,
A.D.S. Plays '38 '39, Senior-Mid Plays '38, Prom
Usher '36, Prom Decorating Committee '38, En-
tertainment Committee '39, Numerals '39, Senior
Play '39, Class Song Leader '39.
Sweetheart of Sigma Chi. . .that COLGATE smile
. . .shines at skiing, skating, hockey, and tennis
...inspiring talks in A. C.A. .. .infectious giggle
...sense of humor .. .slight (?) leaning toward
President of A. C.A. '39, "A" Society '38, Numer-
als '35, Chevrons '38 '39, President of "A" So-
ciety '38, L.B.A. '37 '38, Choir '37 '38, Fidelio
'37 '38 '39, President of Senior-Mid Class '38,
Tea Dance Committee '38, Senior-Mid Plays '38,
Varsity Baseball '35, Vice-President Class '35,
Advisory Board '36-'39, Head of Ping-Pong '38,
Class Student Government Representative '36,
Secretary L.B.A. '38, Christmas Party '35-'38,
Secretary Class '36, Prom Committee '39.
Henrietta Johnston Fletcher
Forest Hill, Lexington, Virginia
Ho 1 1 ins
Southern accent. . .liking for the North... es-
pecially Hanover. . .extended Intervale week-end
. . .sweeping lashes. . .restricted week-end.
Varsity Track '38, Numerals '38, Secretary Ath-
letic Association '38.
Patricia Ingersoll Goss
2936 Torrington Road, Shaker Heights, Cleveland,
Dark curly hair . . . swell sense of humor . . .room
with gorgeous French posters. . .frequent trips to
Exeter .. .enviable English themes.
Virginia Montgomery Halsteatl
783 East 18th Street, Brooklyn, New York
1937-39 Harriet Melissa Mills Kindergarten School
"Got anything to eat?" .. .magazines .. .sweet,
with a helping hand . . . first to vote . . . chocolate
grahams . . .perplexity plus.
Senior Play Production Committee '39, Proctor
Bonus '38, Gargoyle Entertainment Committee
'39, Garden Party '38.
Emily Katharine Harris
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Former Sherman kiddy . ..literary light... quiescent
mischief behind dignity. . . similarity to "Dizzy
Dean". . dark hair, brown eyes, smile. . .person-
Numerals '38, Courant '37 '38 '39, Business Man-
ager Courant '39... Choir '38 '39...Fidelio '37 '38 '39,
Senior-Mid Plays '38, President Senior-Mid Class
'38, Honor Roll '37, President Student Govern-
ment '39, Varsity Baseball '37 '38, President Junior
Class '37, Gargoyle Song Leader '38, Senior-Mid
Tea Dance Committee '37, Varsity Hockey '39,
Gargoyle Entertainment '39.
Dorothy Moir Heidrich
115 High Street, Peoria, Illinois
Twin brother at P. A.... plus accompanying con-
veniences. . .basketball ability at Abbot. . .inter-
est at Yale. . .prom-trotter here and there. . .chair-
man here . . .chaperon there.
Floor Committee Tea Dance '37, Varsity Riding
'37 '38 '39, Numerals '38, Chairman Prom Deco-
rating Committee '38, Head of Basketball '38,
President Philomatheia '38 '39, Rec. Room Com-
mittee '38 '39, Fidelio '38 '39, Tea Dance Com-
mittee '39, Captain Griffins '39, Entertainment
Committee '39, Prom Chairman '39.
Marjory Luce Hill
15 Glen Eagles Drive, Larchmont, New York
Kansas City and all points west. . .heated argu-
ments . . . high eyebrows . . . sophisticated air . . .
illustrious head oi Courant . . .her Williams man . . .
Fidelio '37 '38 '39, Courant '37 '38 '39, Editor of
Courant '38 '39, Varsity Hockey '37 '38, Honor
Roll '37 '38 '39, Senior Play "39, Numerals '38,
Garden Party '38, Cum Laude.
94 Concord Street, Nashua, New Hampshire
Kelly green ... adores prunes — entailing, unhap-
pily, pits ... fluffy angora ... great Danes...
RAVENous locks. . .blue eyes.
Fidelio '38 '39, Choir '39, Q.E.D. '39, Head of
Archery '39, Numerals '39.
Leah Mae Johnson
148 Adams Street, New Bedford
Friendly . . .knows all the answers ... a very present
help . . . virtuoso at the piano . . . the eyes have it . . .
Draper Dramatics '39, Press Chairman '39, Fi-
delio '39, Senior Play Production '39.
Mary Adams Koch
797 Goodrich Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota
Girl of Golden West. . .writer of extra special
poetry. . .sense of humor. . .neatness. . .debut. . .
Press Chairman '39.
Barbara Clark Leland
635 Andover Street, Lowell
Blue phaeton. . .the knitting business. . .Donald
Duck. . .continual good humor. . .trips to Ber-
muda and points south. . ."Chester" fields.
Posture Marker '35, Honor Bonus '35, Nominating
Committee '36, Treasurer Class '36, Numerals
'36, Day Scholar Entertainment Committee '36,
Fidelio *36 '37 '38 '39, "A" Society '38, Aeolian
Society '38 '39.
Marjorie Ruth MacMullen
25 Brackett Road, Newton
Eyes like two drops out of the Mediterranean . . .
marvelous sense of humor. . .jitterbug. . .musical
ability extended only to "Gleeson" Club... at-
tractive smallness. . .sympathy plus continual
Student Government '38, Proctor Bonus '38,
Senior-Mid Plays '38, Nominating Committee '38,
Philomatheia '39, Secretary-Treasurer Philoma-
theia '39, Treasurer A.C.A. '39, Advisory Board
'39, Senior Play '39, Class Book Board '39, Christ-
mas Partv '39, Senior Picnic Committee '39.
25 Grayfield Avenue, West Roxbury
Long blond hair. . .glamour girl. . .college affilia-
tions. . .always in a hurry. . .even to P. A. prom.
Treasurer Senior Class '39, Secretary Senior-Mid
Class '38, Treasurer Junior-Mid Class '37, Hiking
Leader '39, Varsity Hockey '39, Numerals '38,
Senior Plays '39, Senior-Mid Plays '38, A.D.S. '39,
A.D.S. Plays '39, Draper Dramatics '38, Visitors
Day Program '38, Senior Picnic Committee '39,
Garden Party Committee '38, Griffin Entertain-
ment '38, Prom Usher '37, Rec. Room Committee
Florence Ames Mooney
1952 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire
Smooth clothes. . .tidiest of third-floor rooms. ..
favorite Page in the Yale Record. . .fluent Spanish
. . .happy birthday, dear Mooney, happy birthday
Senior Play Production Committee '39.
Sheila Mary Seiva Moore
Fort Williams, Portland, Maine
M.I.T. might. . .spelling. . .appendix vacation. . .
at home in forty states. . .speech classeS. . .resem-
blance to Joan Crawford.
Ann Brooks Oakman
15 Geddes Heights, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Petiteness. . .long blond hair. . quiet cyclone...
holds own on stage, dance floor, horses. . .known
by twister trail, winter week-end. . .which league
Annie, New Haven or Michigan?
Fidelio '38 '39, Tea Dance Committee '38, Senior-
Mid Plays '38, Draper Dramatics '38, Entertain-
ment Committee '39, Chairman Rec. Room Com-
mittee '39, A.D.S. '39, Senior Play '39, Advisory
Board '39, Christmas Party '39, Griffin Entertain-
ment Committee '38, Athletic Council '39, Head
of Golf '39, Prom Committee '39.
Polly Ann Pancoast
The Hotel Pancoast, Miami, Florida
Interested in music. . special interest in Dart-
mouth band . . .visits to Nashua are always fun . . .
what, no accent?. . ."won't you have an orange,
straight from Miami?"
Senior-Mid Plays '37, Draper Dramatics '37 '39,
Tea Dance Committee '37, Prom Decorating Com-
mittee '37, Senior-Mid Treasurer '38, Deck Tennis
'38, Griffin Entertainment Committee '38, Num-
erals '38, Entertainment Committee '38, Vice-
President Student Council '39, Riding Head '39,
Athletic Council '39, Hiking Leader '39, Secretary-
Treasurer Aeolian '39, Secretary-Treasurer Grif-
fins '39, Riding Varsity '37 '38, Aeolian '38 '39.
Carol Elizabeth Parker
147-37 Ash Avenue, Flushing, New York
Friendly feeling for P. A. .. .basketball guard...
guiding light of Class Book. . .train acquaintances
. . .wardrobe we envy. . .white orchids to "Ca".
Editor-in-Chief of Class Book '39, Secretary Senior
Class '39, Vice-President Senior-Mid Class '38,
President Junior-Mid Class '37, Hiking Leader
'39, Varsity Basketball '38 '39, Choir '38 '39,
Fidelio '37 '38 '39, Aeolian '39, Senior-Mid Plays
'38, Numerals '38, "A" Society '39, Varsity Base-
ball '38, Senior Picnic Committee '39, Senior Ban-
quet Decorating Committee '38, Class Marshal
'38, Garden Party Committee '38, Gargoyle En-
tertainment '39, Senior-Mid Banquet Committee
'38, Prom Usher '37, Rec. Room Committee '39.
Mary Ann Patterson
24 Johnson Road, Andover
Curls and then some... smile with dimples
purple skirt and sweater. . .quiet but friendly,
sense of humor.
Patricia Elizabeth Perry
250 East Division Street, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Army bracelet mystery. . .Annapolis visit. ..natu-
ral mop of curls. . .Midwestern corny trill...
completely lovable. . .happy "comme" lucky.
35-05 163rd Street, Flushing, New York
Weak voice... poise,
witness Cum Laude .
.bridge... scholastic ability
Business Manager Class Book '39, Vice-President
Senior Class '39, Odeon '38 '39, Secretary-Trea-
surer Odeon '39, Student Council '39, Varsity
Hockey '39, Head of Hockey '39, Fidelio '39,
Senior Play '39, Senior-Mid Plays '38, French
Plays '38, Numerals '38, Honor Roll '37 '38, Ivy
Speech '38, Griffin Entertainment Committee '38,
Assistant Chairman Benefit Committee '38, Ath-
letic Council '39, Hiking Leader '39, Draper Dra-
matics '39, Cum Laude.
Audrey Elizabeth Rugg
Audie " " Ruggid' '
521 Hudson Avenue, Newark, Ohio
Effervescence plus ethyl. ..drama. ..fanatical pas-
sion for state that's round at both ends and high
in the middle. . .lawnmowers with rubber wheels.
Varsity Track '37 '38 '39, Head of Track '38,
Varsity Basketball '38, Numerals '37, "A" So-
ciety '39, Chevron '39, Treasurer Junior Class,
Vice-President Senior-Mid Class, A.D.S. '38 '39,
President A.D.S. '39, Original Plays '37, Senior-
Mid Plays, Draper Dramatics '38 '39, Senior
Play, Garden Party '38, Entertainment Com-
mittee '38 '39, Advisory Board '38, Class Book
Board '39, Captain Fencing Team '39, Gargoyle
Entertainment '37 '39, Gargoyle Captain '39,
Honor Bonus '38.
840 Broadway, Bangor, Maine
Matinee idol. . .optimistic. ..favorite nightspot — ■
"Leon and Eddy's" ... "don't get Icky" etc...
nimble-toes on dance floor and track.
President A. A. A. '39, Varsity Basketball '38 '39,
Varsity Track '38, Senior-Mid Plays '38, Draper
Dramatics '38 '39, Senior Play '39, A.D.S. '39,
Student Council '39, Executive Board '39, Nu-
merals '38, Proctor Bonus '38, Christmas Party '38,
Elizabeth Main Scanlan
42 Hickory Drive, Maple wood, New Jersey
Perpetual motion — as with camera and otherwise
...tweed jackets. . .dinner trips. . class crier
. . .supports "Lister."
Athletic Council '38 '39, Treasurer of Council '39,
Q.E.D. '38 '39, President of Q.E.D. '39, Numerals
'37, "A" Society '39, Student Government '38,
Hiking Leader '39, Varsity Baseball '37 '38, Head
of Baseball "38, Varsity Basketball '39, Senior-
Mid Plays '38, Senior Play '39, French Plays '38,
Class Book Board '39, Christmas Party '39, Gar-
goyle Entertainment '37 '39, Chairman Gargoyle
Entertainment '39, Senior Picnic Committee '39,
Proctor Bonus '38, Merit Committee '38, Nomin-
ating Committee '38.
Charlotte Norton Skinner
Infectious giggle . . . tall men . . . smooth figure . . .
black shoes. . .cute. . .songbird.
President Senior Class '39, Student Government
'39, Choir '37 '38 '39, Fidelio '37 "38 '39, School
Song Leader '38, Gargoyle Song Leader '39, "A"
Society '38 '39, Numerals '36, Chevrons '38 '39,
Odeon '37 '38 '39, Secretary-Treasurer Odeon '38,
Class Book Board '39, Senior-Mid Plays '38,
Head of Hiking '38, Tea Dance Committee '39,
Entertainment Committee '38, Gargoyle Enter-
tainment '37 '39.
511 Hoffman Street, Elmira, New York
1935-39 Harcum Junior College
Affiliations with Duke, Bo wdoin, Princeton. ..
marvelous smile . . . skiing prowess . . . lots of fun
and energy. . .excels in dancing and all sports. . .
fondness for ship rides and all they contain.
Secretary Junior Class '35, Treasurer Junior-Mid
Class '36, Numerals '35, Varsity Track '35, Var-
sity Hockey '37 '38, Golf Team '38 L.B.A.
'38 '39, President L.B.A. '38, '39, "A" Society
'38, '39, Secretary and Treasurer "A" Society
'38 '39, Prom Usher '36, Honor Roll '38, Senior-
Mid Plays '38, Prom Decorating Committee '38,
Class Book Board '39, Chevron '38, Draper Dra-
18 William Street, Andover
Green LaSalle — and where it takes her... movie-
goer, especially P. A. .. .effervescent laugh...
talks in history — and other places too.
Odeon '38 '39, President Odeon '39, Senior Play
'39, Senior-Mid Tea Dance Committee '38, Junior-
Mid Vice-President '37, Day Scholar's Entertain-
ment '36, Numerals '35, Student Government '35,
Prom Usher '37, Class Book Board '39.
276 North Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire
1935-39 Mount Holyoke
Astonishing vocabulary .. .motherly instinct...
piano playing. . .sewing. . .writing poetry. . .firm
believer in higher education . . . namely Harvard . . .
ideal Alpha girl.
Fidelio '37 '38 '39, President Fidelio '39, Choir
'38 '39, Aeolian '37 '38 '39, Advisory Board '38,
President Aeolian '39, Christmas Party '38 '39,
Stage Manager Senior-Mid Plays '38, Chairman
Production Staff Senior Play '39, Chairman Bene-
fit for Second Century Fund '38, Vice-President
A.C.A. '39, Nominating Committee '37, Numerals
'38, Honor Roll '37, Head of Hiking '39, Cum
Sure a little bit of Heaven
Fell from out the sky one day,
And it nestled in New Hampshire
Not so many miles away;
And when the angels found it
Sure it looked so sweet and fair,
They said, "Suppose we leave it,
For it looks so peaceful there."
So they sprinkled it with sunshine
Just to make the pine trees grow;
They're the finest ones than can be found
No matter where you go.
And they placed the mountains 'round it
Just to keep away the gale,
And when they had it finished,
Sure they called it Intervale!
February 4-7, 1939, Intervale, New Hampshire
Abbot, Abbot, I've been thinking
What a fine world this would be
If you could all spend your week-ends
Up at Intervale with me.
Jleaswl m PaAMwa
Lush (appropriately shocked): Sadie, did you eat without your shoes?
Sadie (unabashed*): I certainly didn't eat with them!
Connie described the lights in a theatre as "gondoliers." Maybe it was the company!
"Fish," singing lustily, "Sam and eggs for breakfast!"
Nannie (on viewing Intervale' s male contingent): There's your chance to go steady!
Mr. Emerson (as Annie returned from a "quick one" on the twister trail): Been snowing in
them thar hills?
Continuous performance — daily through midnight: "Happy birthday, dear Mooney!"
Annie: Bo, Bellows and I have bunks.
Bobo: Hm — furnishings to fit the personality at Maple Villa!
Connie late-ly learning subtle fascinations of — poker.
Riddle — guess who! Sitting on the back wall in the movies, reminding us of six black
cats on Hallowe'en. Answer — Ca, Bellows, Bonnie, Leland, Hill and Waugh.
Miss Hearsey catching on, oh so quickly, to the art of tipping one's sugar into one's
tea. Significance — he really cares.
Roger defending himself against a literal bombardment of snowballs on the station
Fishie, Kiki, and Mac on snowshoes for the first time — and to their horror Miss
Hearsey's camera catching all the downs. (There were no ups!)
Nimble dancing feet in ski boots until the novelty wore off, or maybe it was the
strength. Then came socks!
Connie and Sadie in circles to ' 'Hold Tight. ' '
And Well Aeu&i tf-QA<fd
The thrill of seeing feet of snow — and Intervale.
The beauty of the mountains in the bright sun of Saturday morning.
The excitement of the ski tow and the heights to which it could take us.
The brilliance of the moon as we rode to the movies.
The Sunday night supper under the pines and stars, with an open fire and frankfurters
The peace of sitting together before the fire as Miss Hearsey read aloud and Woodie
played the "Moonlight Sonata."
The ties of friendship made and strengthened by our days of common experience and
The mingled joy and sadness of returning to familiar faces and places.
Tune: Sweet Rosy 0' Grady
I once knew an Indian
Who exclaimed to me,
"I don't get this skiing game,
It's foolish as can be!
Woosh! you go, then climb a mile!"
Well, maybe he's not wrong,
But if I could stay at Intervale
I'd ski my whole life long.
Tune: Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Take me back to New Hampshire,
Take me back to The Inn,
Give me some skates and skis and poles,
Give me some snow to fill up the holes
Where I fell while doing the Christie;
Think nothing of broken knees !
For we'll soon be back to our books
And to memories.
Tune: Merry Widow Walt%
We've been skating, we've been skiing,
We've had. fun,
Broken bindings, aching shoulders,
Now it's done;
Though we've left no broken limbs
Up among the hills,
Ne'ertheless we've left our hearts
Where we had spills.
Tune: The Old Apple Tree
There's a little old Inn in New Hampshire
Which will live in my memory,
Where we had flapjacks for breakfast,
Where we shared our Simmons mattresses,
Where we skied on our pants and our knees.
Say good-bye, say good-bye,
Say good-bye to the swift Twister Trail,
We'll remember when we're eighty
How we coasted down at sixty
'Round the pines and the peaks of Intervale.
More good food and lots of fun,
Good ski trails and lots of sun,
Snow-mobiles and ski tows too
W ith toboggans there for you.
Have you done your English?"
Ugh! A French test!"
"Catch that kitty!"
Turn the vie down!"
"Oh! I've got two!"
"Come on, Gargoyles!"
"Come on, Griffins!"
. . . indecision . . . doubts . . . fears
. . . hasty telegrams . . . program
rush . . . hall enhanced by lantern
light . . . garland -festooned trellises
much too low for god-like youths to
enter by . . . corsages sentj some leisurely y some breath-
lesslyj by well-meaning escorts . . . yards of ribbon
flowing from tiny bows coyly placed in smart coiffures
. . . Circle an open thoroughfare . . . music with a
Spanish touch . . . au revoir till we meet again
Miss Hearsey and
Dottie Heidrich, Chairman
« « •
As we look back on Abbot years
And call to mind our joys and fears,
The friendships made,
The experience shared,
Intangibles to which we cling,
We see the meaning of this ring.
Though soon our paths will lie apart
Though new careers for us will start,
Can face whate'er the years will bring
Because we have our Senior ring.
May this reminder keep us true
To our ideals, and hopes renew;
When doubts invade
And we have dared
To falter at life's unkind sting,
May we be strengthened by this ring.
j nee a>cma
Recall, O Tree, more than this sheltered life
When shortly it is done.
Recall that here we half-perceived the heights
Awaiting to be won.
The careless days of childhood lie behind;
Our lives stretch on before.
We glimpse new realms, and our untried, young minds
Would hasten to explore.
If visions, touched by Truth's harsh breath, should fade,
If Wisdom proves unkind,
Destroying that sweet, blissful, trusting faith
Which lulled the dormant mind,
If, facing light, to a far kindlier shade
Our aching eyes would turn,
Recall to us the will which here was ours
To live, and living, learn.
Years rilled with loveliness of life,
Of work, of play, are centered 'round
These walls, tradition bound, here where
Deep-reaching happiness was found.
Days spent in following visions bright,
Days rilled full of sun and laughter,
Of learning how to live with life —
These will stay whate'er comes after.
These years will be within our hearts,
A heritage we'll not forget.
Our gleaming rings reminding us
Of standards high, which here we set.
Live and grow
O thou, the noblest of nature's peers,
Reminding those to come of conquered years,
That they, through love of thee, new faith may know,
Live, and grow.
Live and sing,
Thou minstrel of the winds, new tales and old,
Of work accomplished and of joys untold.
To those of future years our spirit bring,
Live and sing.
Live and pray,
Spread out thy sheltering shade for great and small,
And with thy benediction bless them all.
Retell the treasured meaning of this day,
Live — and pray.
Mary Adams Koch
. . . Q.E. D.j Stu G Council and Yearbook
Board meeting all announced for the same
moment! . . whafs a girl to do? However —
where would we be without our many
and ^OCietieA, giv-
ing opportunity for extra-curricular effort
on the things which interest us most . . .
Supervises general order of school through Executive Committee, Council,
special committees and proctors. . .discusses suggestions and petitions regard-
ing school disciplinary system. . sends representatives to school rating com-
mittee. . .conducts all elections.
J. Davey, M. Prudden, A. Sawyer, J. Webster, L. Pierce.
D. Jones, M. Howard, C. Fisher, E. Alden, R. Rathbone, B. Hill, A.
Rivinius, B. Harris, Joan Waugh.
C. Skinner, J. Proctor, M. Woodman, F. Cross, Secretary; K. Harris,
President; P. Pancoast, Vice-President; D. Sawyer, C. Eaton, E. Cole.
ABBOT CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
Welcomes new girls with a party. . . holds vesper services . . . conducts Golden
Rule dinners for increasing contributions to various worthy causes . . . gives
a Christmas party for needy Andover children . . . plans the fall Senior teas.
M. MacMullen, Treasurer; C. Fisher, President; M. Woodman, Vice-President;
J. Proctor, Secretary.
ABBOT ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Every girl a member. . .rival teams. . .Gargoyles and Griffins. . .promotes
efficiency and sportsmanship of all, rather than of the few. . .furthers inter-
est in sports and physical fitness.
E. Alden, Vice-President; A. Sawyer, President; H. Fletcher, Secretary; E. Scan-
Under the direction of Miss Friskin. . .leads morning chapel singing. . .sings
for Sunday vespers. . .enjoyable traditions such as singing carols at the old
folks' home and in the corridors the morning Christmas vacation begins.
Back Rote: B. Brooks, P. Crocker, N. England, B. Bobst, President; C. Fisher,
C. Parker, K. Harris.
Front Row: F. Cross, M. Woodman, J. Hubbard, J. Proctor, D. Jones, C. Skin-
ner, E. Travis, M. Hall.
The "glee club" of Abbot. . .directed by Mr. Howe. . .concert dances with
Exeter and Governor Dummer . . . anthems at Christmas and Easter services . . .
Top Roiv: K. Harris, E. Daniels, S. Bradley, L. Pierce, J. Hubbard, A. Shields,
J. Carlson, C. Bittner, M. Meyer, Joan Waugh.
Second Roiv: C. Cross, G. Randolph, B. Brown, B. Fowler, F. Chandler, A.
Sawyer, J. Littauer, B. Leland, N. England, D. Heidrich, E. Travis,
Pianist; M. Woodman, President; A. Oakman, J. Proctor, H. Stott, M.
Dean, P. Crocker, M. Howard, M. Hall, C. Robinson, P. Williams,
J. Cowles, M. Curtis, D. Schwiebert.
Third Row: C. Skinner, C. Fisher, C. Parker, A. Rivinius, M. Grout, L. John-
son, S. Cole, D. Sawyer.
Bottom Row: D. Jones, M. Chase, M. Hill, S. Long, A. Schoepflin, R. Poore,
B. Bobst, B. Brooks, F. Cross.
Absent: O. Butler, N. Eccles, S. Hamilton, M. Little.
Conferences with publisher, photographer, engraver, each other. . .pasting
pictures. . .hours of writing — drawing — snapping candids — eavesdropping
— talking. . .last minute rush!
Back Row: L. Pierce, Business Manager; B. Bobst, Art Editor; C. Parker, Editor-
in-Chief; A. Rugg, Literary Editor; M. Mac Mullen, Literary Editor.
Front Row: E. Scanlan, Photographic Editor; C. Skinner, Ex-Officio; Jeanne
Waugh, Assistant Business Manager,
Absent: Constance Smith, Literary Editor.
P. Pancoast, D. Heidrich, S. Cole, L. Pierce, L. Buchanan, J. Webster, N. Harrison,
B. Ellis, A. Rugg
J. Hubbard, E. Scanlan, H. Fletcher, A. Sawyer, E. Alden, M. Chase, M. Hall,
R. Poore, M. Woodman
Made up of athletic directors and association officers together with heads of major
sports elected by the student body. . .arranges sports program. . .field days. . .Gar-
goyle-Griffin awards and points . . .
HEADS OF MAJOR SPORTS
HEADS OF MINOR SPORTS
Kid in g
Two hundred and fifty points plus a High Beta rating is required for membership . . .
privilege of wearing the A. . .annual picnic at Ipswich. . .four hundred and fifty
points for a blazer!
B. Leland, E. Scanlan, D. Sawyer, C. Parker, M. Hall, A. Rugg, C. Smith, S. Cole,
C. Fisher, C. Skinner
ABBOT DRAMATIC SOCIETY
Originated in 1924 by girls interested in dramatic expression. . .started this year with
rehearsals for "Curse You Jack Dalton" and "Everybody's Husband". . .presented a
short skit "He Came Seeing" at A.D.S. special chapel. . .studied the art and applica-
tion of theatrical make-up.
S. Cole, E. Martin E. Gottschalk, J. Proctor, A. Rugg, A. Sawyer, A. Oakman,
D. Jones, B. Leland, C. Parker, M. Woodman, M. Curtis, B. Bobst, P. Pancoast,
E. Travis, Miss Friskin, Adviser
Holds meetings in the music room where fine records are heard, Old English rounds
and madrigals are sung, and Miss Friskin plays in her own inimitable way. . .pre-
sented a Christmas cantata at a special chapel service ... oh memories of hysterical
rehearsals . . .founded in 1927 by music lovers.
C. Robinson, K. Bixby, A. Warburg, E. Balcke, M. Hill, J. Cowles, K. Harris, F.Cross
Founded in 1873 ■ .publishes in February and May The Abbot Courant . . .selects and
edits the contributions of students, members or otherwise. . .presented a discussion of
the work of Dorothy Thompson together with selections of her writings at special
LES BEAUX ARTS
Founded in 1935 for the purpose of studying the great masterpieces in art and discover-
ing wherein their greatness lies . . .made up of girls most interested in all forms of art
. . . has studied this year Egyptian art particularly, presenting many of its outstanding
principles in dramatic and scenic form at special chapel . . . took trips to museums in
J. Wilson, C. Smith, B. Weaver, D. Sawyer, J. Littauer
M. Prudden, M. Hall, P. Russ, C. Fisher, E. Alden
One of the two oldest societies. . .founded in 1905. . .represents literary interests of
the school. . .specialized this year in the poetry and plays of English authors.
O. Butler, L. Pierce, C. Bittner, M. Chase, J. Waugh, L. Buchanan, C. Skinner,
W. Wiglesworth, B. Bellows, D. Heidrich, M. MacMullen, E. Spear, G. Randolph,
C. Cross, B. Brown, P. Crocker, Miss Tucker, Adviser
Philomatheia Society. . .founded in 1924 to aid the development of interest in girls
with a natural bent toward science. . .trip to rubber factory. . .experiments in Chem-
istry Lab. . .chapel service debunking cosmetics.
J. Webster, J. Hubbard, S. Hamilton, E. Scanlan, Miss Smith, Adviser, A. Rivinius.
B. Moser, M. Howard
Q. E. D.
Debating society founded in 1920. . .usually gives two debates a year. . .conducts the
giving of the daily "News" in the dining room. . .holds press conferences. . .elects
press chairman. . .gala parties.
HONOR A— 1938
MARY REMINGTON ELLIOT
Tune: Washington and Lee Swing
Come all you Griffins, come and fall in line,
We're going to have a simply wonderful time
We're going to show those Gargoyles we won't yield,
And we're the only team that's sure to win the shield,
We're going to yell and yell for th' orange and black
For all the Griffins want to come right back,
We're going to send those Gargoyles back to bed!
The Griffin Orange and Black!
Tune: Ohio State Marching Song
Marching, marching down the field
The Gargoyles on Parade;
Setting earth reverberating
For we're off to make the grade;
Banner green and mascot so bold,
Sportsmanship and valor uphold, so,
Hail, Hail to Victory
For the Gargoyles will win today!
. . . the 1939 Winner will be announced to-
day . . . here's hoping! . . . anyway Til bet
on the team that hasn't let a chance go by
of taking advantage of the infinitely varied
^pXjLfyfo program that Abbot offers . . .
Dorothy Heidrich, Griffin
Audrey Rugg, Gargoyle
WINNER IN 1938- GARGOYLES
Elizabeth Travis, School
Charlotte Skinner, Gargoyle
Barbara Leland, Griffin
VARSITY HOCKEY TEAM
K. Harris, E. Balcke, M. Curtis, L. Pierce, M. Spaulding, M. Howard
B. Leland, E. Martin, C. Smith, J. Nelson, C. Cross
VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM
M. Hall, A. Rugg, A. Sawyer, C. Parker, D. Harvey, E. Scanlan
VARSITY TENNIS TEAM
Beverley Winslow, Winner of Singles
Doris Sawyer, Kunner-Up
P. Pancoast, P. Williams, D. Heidrich, J. Curran
However perfect the finished production may seem, there are always little back-
stage slips that (we hope) are noticed only by the director, the cast and maybe Mr.
Robb! Think how our impressive hero must feel when his lines and his actions de-
mand the withdrawal of the ring and the license from his pocket and he discovers too
late that he has forgotten both! What happens when a barrel is to be rolled out from
behind a screen, but after a feverish search it is discovered, to the horror of all con-
cerned, that it has been standing in full view of the audience all the time? And then
to have the onlookers find to their great amusement that there is no bottom in the
barrel ! Even if this incident has long been forgotten by the audience, we doubt if it has
left the minds of the cast of — oh dear, we forget — was it one of the Senior-Mid Plays?
We know there are at least two Seniors who remember a sudden crash in the mid-
dle of their heavy love scene. It was only a picture off the set falling onto a table, but
it must have seemed like the crash of the whole performance to those involved.
It's always encouraging when the main character makes his grand entrance and
all the decorations fall dramatically on his head!
Why do telephones and doorbells always ring long, painful moments too late
when the lines make a big issue of them? Or brother fails to indicate departure until
sister sets him off with a start toward the nearest exit with the unexpected question,
"Where are you going?"
There are many accidents that are amusing to look back upon, but oh, how tragic
they seem at the time! Yet what would amateur shows be without them — and in
spite of all, "Gray" days make Grade A plays!
. . . in desk cleaning today found many old
play -programs which spelled 2u ; IGM1XaZicA'
. . . "Quality Street's trick chapeaux . . .
nearly cooking our own Goose with our Talon
Troubles . . . Jack Dalton and his glamorous
sister . . . hearing Dieguilla's fandango as
the women had their way . . .
THE ABBOT DRAMATIC SOCIETY
presented on December 10, 1938
by Gilbert Cannan
The scene is a girl's bedchamber
CURSE YOU JACK DALTON
(or The Villain Still Pursues Her!)
An Old-fashioned Melodrama by Wilbur Braun
Mrs. Donna Dalton, an aristocratic matron, who has a heart of stone
Eloise Dalton, her daughter, who has a tender heart
Jack Dalton, our manly hero, who has a heart of gold .
Anna Alvarado, who has a heart of granite ....
Eggbert Van Horn, a deep-dyed villain, who has no heart at all
Bertha Blair, -poor but honest, who has a heart filled with goodness
Richard Blair, her brother, who has a heart filled with hope
Scene: The Dalton mansion on Fifth Avenue, New
(No restraint upon your applause. The audience will be permitted in due measure to
give vent to its natural impulses at all times during the play, although it is respect-
fully urged to reserve its principal outbursts for the fall of the curtain.
Ladies and gentlemen do not need to be cautioned concerning the cracking of peanuts
during the performance. Others will refrain from doing so. Do not hiss the villain;
only throw tomatoes. Babes in arms not admitted.)
The management thanks you.
Director, Mrs. Bertha Morgan Gray
THE SENIOR MIDDLE CLASS
presented on February 18, 1939
Three One-Act Plays in Honor of the Seniors
Miss Fanny Willoughby
Miss Willoughby .
Miss Henrietta Turnbull
Miss Susan Throssell
Miss Phoebe Throssell
A Recruiting Officer
Mrs. Ole Oleson
Mrs. Patrick Haggerty .
Mrs. Tammas MacPhairson
Tommy Browning .
A Visiting Nurse
Largo Johnson .
Mrs. X. Y. Smythe
by James Barrie
THE LOST SILK HAT
by Lord Dunsany
RICH MAN POOR MAN
by Bertha Burrill
. Joan Webster
Director, Mrs. Bertha Morgan Gray
Mrs. Bradley .
THE SENIOR CLASS
presented on March 18, 1939
THE GOOSE HANGS HIGH
by Lewis Beach
. Jeanne Waugh
Director, Mrs. Bertha Morgan Gray
Posters and Programs
Mary Woodman, Chairman
. Barbara Bobst
Messrs. Tyler and Hammer
Concha Puerto .
Juanita La Rosa
A Village Girl .
presented on June 3, 1939
THE WOMEN HAVE THEIR WAY
Helen and Hurley
. Gisela Bolten
. Joan Webster
Stage Manager, Sheila Moore
Director, Mrs. Bertha Morgan Gray
^JUe Panima <Jlumw
Father, I know that all my life
Is portioned out for me;
The changes that are sure to come
I do not fear to see;
But I ask Thee for a present mind
Intent on pleasing Thee.
I ask Thee for a thoughtful love
Through constant watching wise,
To meet the glad with joyful smiles,
And to wipe the weeping eyes,
And a heart at leisure from itself,
To soothe and sympathize.
Wherever in the world I am
In whatsoe'er estate,
I have a fellowship of hearts
To keep and cultivate;
And a work of lowly love to do
For the Lord on whom I wait.
So I ask Thee for the daily strength
To none that ask denied,
And a mind to blend with outward life
While keeping at Thy side;
Content to fill a little space
If Thou be glorified.
. . . the kids were in "b'fore lights" trying to
decide what the score was on the tea dance
. . . who made time and how . . . how some
of the drips ever got into the stag linej and
other r^lCL^C . . . decided to "go hag } next
time . . . no bull! . . .
19 3 9 CLASS
Ann Oakman, Most Personality Nancy England, Best Looking
Kay Harris, Best-All-Round Audrey Rugg, Class Wit
Marjorie MacMullen, First To Succeed
Connie Smith, First To Be Married
Carolyn Fisher, Most Absent-Minded
Kiki Skinner, Best Figure
Sadie Sawyer, Best Athlete
Carol Parker, Best Dressed
Bonnie Martin, Best Actress Nancy England, Best Dancer
Lloyd Pierce, Most Poised Marjory Hill, Class Poet
Kiki Skinner, Most Popular
Florence Mooney, Most Pessimistic
Kay Harris, Most Versatile
Mary Woodman, Class Musician
Barbara Bobst, Class Artist
Connie Smith, Most Attractive
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Indian Pipe .
Baby ' s Breath
Shamrock (jrom K.elly)
Butter and Eggs
Dog Would .
D anil ion
Moor Heather .
a>et t& MuAJe
Art for Art s Sake
The Belle of the Blue Ridge .
Study in Red
Fair Harvard .
Flat- Foot F loo gee
It s Going to Be a Great Day
The Cherry Hop
Sin gin Sam .
Johnny -One-Note .
There Is a Tavern
I Feel Like a Feather in the Breeze
You Go to My Head
Georgie Peorgie Puddin and Pie
Keep the Sunny Side up
Nice Work if You Can Get it
Sailor Beware .
I Cant Face the Music
Riding High .
Cry Baby Cry
And the Angels Sing
Let Me Whisper .
T ve Taken a Fancy to You
Any Old Time
Stop and Consider .
Life Is a Song
There 's a Picture in Your Eyes
You re an Education
Dream Dust ....
Ten Little Miles from Town
Why My Heart Says Sing .
Where in the World
The U.S.A. and You
You re a Natural
Merrily We Live .
Vkz i/em 193$-f939 m ReuiewL
School opened a week late — Hurricane! It's an ill wind. . .
Old girls met new girls at Abbot Swing Party — games, dancing, fun
Senior Teas — gained three pounds in three hours ! Miss Hearsey spoke
on "Minorities and Majorities."
Senior Picnic at Ipswich — wading, baseball, hot dogs, big fire on the
beach. Conviction that we really are Seniors at last!
Vespers led by Mr. Richardson. Need we say more?
Nobility as guest — the Countess of Listowel!
Hallowe'en — witches, ghosts and goblins smarty all made merry at
a party! Mr. Howe in skirts baffled the entire assembled multitude.
The Reverend Vivian T. Pomeroy. Cold shape!
Faculty Reception — Faculty doing the worrying; Seniors the hurry-
ing! Welcome to Miss M. D. Baker, Miss Hilda Baynes, Miss Coolidge
Miss Hill, Miss Rhodes, Miss Smith and Miss Tuttle.
Kingsland Marionettes — at which we are introduced to puppets from
every land and of every age.
A.C.A. Candlelight Vespers.
Miss Childs of Choate School spoke at special Armistice Day Chapel
Our last torchlight parade; also heart flutterings — but not our last.
Mr. Baldwin led vespers — P.A.'s favorite chaplain.
Fall Field Day postponed because of rain; Senior corridor stunts by
those seniors not on week-ends.
Dr. J. Edgar Park, president of Wheaton College, speaker at vespers.
Fall Field Day two days late — vision confused by green Gargoyles
and orange Griffins.
Wednesday 23 Seventy-fifth presentation of our traditional Thanksgiving Service.
First School Tea of the year in the Rec Room with A. A. A. hostess-
ing and presenting awards for fall sports.
Thursday 24 Thanksgiving holiday ending in a blizzard!
Tea Dance for upperclassmen followed by Hampton Institute
Quartet concert — beautiful songs by beautiful voices.
A.D.S. plays — melodrama returning to its own!
Aeolian conducted chapel and sang a beautiful Christmas Cantata.
Christmas Party for Andover children — the sort of thing that
makes one feel good inside. Excited squeals from many a tot —
Santa Claus — happy faces.
Christmas Service — entire school in white — impressively lovely
with great lighted tree and a shining star overhead.
Christmas Dinner — great undercurrent of excitement — table songs —
ice cream in Christmas molds — carol sing in McKeen Rooms.
Vacation! Enfin! Bumpy bus to Boston — many good-byes called
across the station.
Had to come back four days early because of lost time in September.
It was an ill wind!
"Oslo to the Midnight Sun" — lecture with movies. Was Deep in a
Dream most of the time!
Mr. Richardson — "Consider the Lilies" . . .
Two-piano recital by the Friskins. . .Our great expectations justi-
fied . . . inspired playing by la soeur et le frere!
Saturday 21 "The Magic of Words" by Hugh J. Coleridge MacKarness. Now we
know how we should speak, but will it do any good? (I hae me
Miss Emma Cadbury — a living example of Quaker goodness —
spoke at vespers on the refugee situation in Austria.
Recital by Miss Tingley and Miss Spencer, harpist — an inspiration
for aspiring singers — the harp a thrill.
A.C.A. vespers on the biographies of Mrs. Compton of Illinois,
Dr. Harrison of Arabia, and Jane Addams of Hull House.
Midyear examinations! Was between the dark and the daylight
most of the time.
Jan. 31 -Feb. 2
Intervale — Senior Paradise!
Dance Recital by Lotte Goslar. There's everything in a dance, es-
pecially if that dance is modern.
Senior-Mid plays. Talent scouts missed getting many promising
stars under contract by not being here.
The Reverend Carl Kopf— "the man with the lamp" — excellent talk.
Student Recital — talent plus!
4 Henry IV Matinee — Prince Hal! All the world loves a lover.
Falstaff! All the world loves Falstaff.
5 Mr. Basil Mathews — a good talk made better by an English accent.
11 Governor Dummer Glee Club— Fidelio Concert. Fidelio travels
twenty miles, sings — dances — travels back again with tales of a
12 Neighbor Boynton Merrill of West Newton spoke at vespers.
18 Senior Play — "The Goose Hangs High" but the applause brought
the house down !
19 Northfield Conference presented at vespers. If enthusiasm means
anything Abbot may be well represented in June. Alumna of '38 —
Mad die Proctor — one of the speakers.
24 Vacation — the glory of the spring! How sweet — for in the spring
a young man's fancy turns, we hope, to. . . — !
5 Back again, one day early. It was a very ill wind!
8 Maeve MacMurrough — fascinating monologues of interesting
people and places. Never shall I fogret the seasick lady — or the one
with "plate" trouble!
9 Traditional Easter Service with a perfect address by The Reverend
Vaughn Dabney of And over-Newton Theological Seminary.
Tea Dance for the "little girls" — said to be a well-flung fling!
Miss Friskin and Miss Susan Ripley, Abbot '28, gave a piano and
violin recital for benefit of Second Century Fund — "outstanding"
— "lovely" — "exquisitely varied program."
Exeter Glee Club-Fidelio concert at Abbot. Grand time.
Senior Prom and Tea Dance — dancing and dancing and dancing and
— dates !
Abbot's Birthday— great bustle and preparation for gymkhana,
fencing demonstration, program of music and drama in McKeen,
folk dancing around the Maypole on the Circle, Bazaar for the build-
ing fund. New dormitory excavations are in process, by the way!
Sunday 7 Miss Sue Weddell, of New York, spoke on "How Big Is Your
Friday 12 Societies Banquet — Q.E.D. presiding.
Saturday 20 Senior-Mid Picnic — senior-mids come into their own at last.
Recital later by speech pupils — dual personalities unsuspected.
Sunday 21 Mr. Howe's organ recital — "Papa Howe" in top performance as
Saturday 27 Field Day— Senior Banquet — beginning of the end.
Tuesday 30 Final exams — horrors! Where is my optimism?
JUNE 2-5 COMMENCEMENT— GRADUATION— COLLEGE BOARDS TO
We, the most eminent and versatile class of Abbot Academy being, as we believe,
possessed of as adequate sobriety and as comparatively sane mentality as could be ex-
pected after a senior year, do hereby bequeath our begged, bought or stolen posses-
sions and assets as follows:
First, to the Class of 1940,
1. Our able shoes to be filled.
2. The Senior Parlor and privileges.
3. Intervale ('nuff sed!).
4. The Senior couches which hold books and pillows very nicely.
Second, to some individuals,
1. Our medical supplies to Mrs. Duncan.
2. Our sweepers and dustmops to the dust chute.
3. Our letterless days to whoever wants them.
4. Ellen's dimples to "Riv."
5. Bobbie's spirit to the 1939-'40 new girls.
6. "Stu" Harris's tact to Andy Warburg.
7. The time Mooney spent on her homework to Jeanne Cowles.
8. Cherrie Koch's mice to Emily Mills.
9. Fishie's Sing-Sing banner to Ginger.
10. Our movie magazines to Miss Sweeney.
11. Our typing ability to Betty Hosford.
12. Lush's lantern to the lovelorn whose love's labors are lost.
13- Mac's pussies to Miss Rath. (Gacoo!)
14. Bobo's meekness to Anne Schoepflin.
15. Piercey's gymnastics to Miss Carpenter for her scrapbook!
16. Audie's wit to "Madame Abbot" hoping that she will smile some more.
17. All our extra closet space to the new dorm.
18. Connie's roller skates to Theodore.
19. Our wisdom teeth to the preps.
20. Kiki's '38 prom date to Duchess.
21. Bonnie's and Bellows' voices to New Fidelio.
22. Our dark glasses to Charlie.
23. Pat's elevator romance to be managed by Libby.
Third, we'll take with us,
1. Our big moments for posterity.
2. Our posture marks as a daily reminder.
3. Dottie's twin brother — though we leave Abbot "Art"less.
4. Our class sweaters to wear on rainy days.
5. Our college entrance units — we need them all!
In testimony whereof, we hereunto set our hand and seal and declare this to be our last
will and testament, this fifth day of June in the year A. A. 1939.
x , 7 . , _,. . Class of Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-Nine
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